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Senior Project Manager / Programme Manager - Accuity - Paris

IT/Technical & Product Development
Reed Business Information
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Programme Manager

Accuity is looking for a Programme Manager to assure delivery of programmes or multiple strategic projects in a multi-faceted, fast moving product portfolio of complex software and service products. This person will be responsible to help internal clients develop software product from scratch. There will be up to 5% business travel involved in this role.



  • Provide experience and expertise in successful programme and/or large scale project delivery strategies
  • Perform rigorous work breakdown analysis to identify and clearly articulate programme and project deliverables and dependencies
  • Build comprehensive, pragmatic plans for delivery and validate progress through structured governance, stage gates and ceremonies
  • Ensure plans encompass both technical product delivery and operational readiness, addressing the “go-to-market” process
  • Work effectively with a broad range of stakeholders and delivery team members providing insight, guidance, direction, empathy and encouragement
  • Proactively identify potential risks to delivery, define appropriate mitigation strategies and assign and track ownership of risks
  • Actively coordinate and manage teams delivery against plans
  • Define and implement suitable governance of project and programmes
  • Track budgets and ensure project finances are effectively deployed and managed
  • Proactively manage issues, challenges and threats to delivery, drive making of decisions and remedial actions forward
  • Uses analytical skills and ability to break down complex challenges to delivery
  • Manage project change
  • Provide clear and concise status reporting

Skills and Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or above
  • Has successful track record in Project Management
  • Has worked on large scale (+$M, +12month) software application development projects
  • Has worked on projects that include systems/infrastructure migrations
  • Has worked with global, distributed, cross-functional delivery teams
  • Has experience of financial and/or regulatory industries (nice to have)
  • Has experience of projects which involve elements of business process change management or business unit integrations
  • Will be effective working remotely with a globally distributed team including Paris, London and various US locations
  • Is familiar with Agile product delivery principles and methodologies
  • Is familiar with the complexities and challenges of larger “enterprise” organisations
  • Has an analytical approach and ability to patiently break down the complex into the manageable
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Possesses diplomacy and tact and is able to clearly and persuasively communicate what is needed from project teams and stakeholders equally
  • Is resilient, optimistic and personally projects accountability and determination to succeed
  • Both assumes and projects “positive intent”
  • Takes proactive ownership of issues and challenges, provides solutions over excuses
  • Is realistic, practical and is unafraid to tackle realities with honesty and candour
  • Understands the difference between accountability for delivery against the plan and for the “work” itself, holds others accountable
  • Some occasional international or inter-state travel may be required

About us:

Reed Business information (RBI) use leading edge technology to deliver market leading information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold best-in-class positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every single day.


RBI people are driven by an environment focussed on innovation, real passion for our products, and collaboration, where working in an agile manner is par for the course. RBI is part of RELX, a FTSE100 global provider of data, information and solutions for professional customers; RELX has recently been ranked by Forbes as #53 in their Top-2000 Global Employers and is also listed in Forbes Top-100 Most Innovative Businesses.


Women in technology:


RBI is very supportive of women in Technology and has been a founding signature for the Tech Talent Charter. Currently 27% of our Technology workforce are women which is much higher than the UK average of 17%. We have the following initiatives in place to support women in technology:

  • Mentoring scheme for women in technology
  • Women’s network forum
  • Regularly run events for schools girl about careers in technology to inspire the next generation of girls in tech.

RBI proudly support the Tech Talent Charter. Click on the link to find out more.


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